BGT and Escape to the Country presenter Nick Page confirms birth of son Magnus as the comedian becomes a dad for the first time aged 50
Nick Page has become a dad for the first time, aged 50.
The BGT and Escape to the Country presenter has confirmed the birth of son Magnus, whom he welcomes with his partner late last year, between lockdowns.
Nick – who appeared in Britain’s Got Talent back in 2018 – admitted his relief that he was able to be there for the birth and his gratitude that he’s been able to spend so much time with the newborn.
Congrats! Nick Page has become a dad for the first time, aged 50
The comedian told BirminghamLive: ‘We were very lucky that Magnus was born in the window between lockdowns so I could be in the hospital for the birth and my in-laws could visit,.
‘Becoming a dad for the first time at 50 creates a lot of comedy material, especially at a time like this.
‘Despite having all my work cancelled during lockdown, I feel incredibly lucky as I have been with him every day of his life so far, but if I’d still had my overseas and cruise bookings, I’d have been away for half of that time.’
Nick has stepped in to replace shamed comedian Andrew Lawrence at various gigs.
A string of venues cancelled shows with comedian Andrew Lawrence after he made racist ‘jokes’ on Twitter about England’s football stars.
The comedian faced widespread condemnation after making the comments in the aftermath of England’s heartbreaking penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy.
Nick hit out at stand-ups who ‘pander to the racists for business’ – pointing out there are better options to get laughs rather than relying on ‘bullying or prejudice’.
Before becoming a comedian, Nick was a a property expert on BBC One daytime show Escape To The Country back in 2002.
Speaking to The Sun about the TV gig, he said: ‘I had a brief stint on daytime telly and I was rubbish at it.
‘I’d started doing comedy and was going for castings and because I was still working as an estate agent all of a sudden I went for a screen test for this new show Escape To The Country.
‘They figured I’d be cheap ’cause they had no budget at all for the first few series.’